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Cooking With Wine And Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Antabuse (disulfiram) and wine: It should be okay to cook with a little wine while on antabuse (disulfiram). Most of the alcohol evaporates during cooking. If you take 250 mgs per day, or less, a very small amount of alcohol should not cause an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction. Some take 500 mgs per day, and for those people, i would probably avoid any and all alcohol, even a small amount used for cooking. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutrition choices: How is the chicken cooked? Grilled /baked is preferable to fried. Herb baked is preferable to use of rich, high fat sauces on chicken. Broccoli is a good choice. Corn & rice are starchy – might one to substitute another veggie for one of those. ...Read more
OK; use moderation: Mothers report that babies most often object to chocolate; spices (cinnamon, garlic, curry, chili pepper); citrus fruits and their juices, like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit; strawberries; kiwifruit; pineapple; the gassy veggies (onion, cabbage, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, and peppers); and fruits with a laxative effect, such as cherries and prunes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You are OK: Usually, cooking actually burns off most of the actual alcohol content in spirits like wine. At any rate, it is doubtful that you have had enough to do harm to your baby. However, to be safe, simply avoid these foods in the future, but don't worry about what you've recently eaten. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is red wine vinegar and white wine vinegar safe to eat in salad dressing (and other foods) during pregnancy ?
Is it safe to have alcohol in food whilst pregnant? For example homemade mushroom and white wine sauce?
NOPE: This is of NO benefit for any kind of skin. If you wish to "help" your skin, you must first indicate the nature of the problem, if any. There are hundreds of different skin disorders. ...Read more
Interaction: To avoid major interaction with food, take Feramax at least 30 minutes before any food or beverage. ...Read more
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Cooked with sauce with extra virgin olive oil and it boiled. Is this past its smoke point and bad for health? Is it carcinogenic?
You're fine: All smokes probably contain some carcinogens but you can't go through life avoiding everything that makes life enjoyable because that's impossible. And while I'm not much of a cook, it's common for sauces that contain oils (most do) to boil. Relax and stop worrying. Trusting you do not smoke, drink to excess, or do drugs, and that you exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Lemon water will not do any harm. ...Read more
30 w pregnant and craving rice with bottled sweet and source sauce (La Choy or Kikoman). Is the rice and sauce safe? Should I worry about ingredients?
Depends on you: It can help with a sore throat maybe, and some people believe honey has many benefits and it might! however, for overall general, bad health, its not the whole answer. If youre diabetic, definitely not the answer. Otherwise, if you use it to supplement other health modalities, and not diabetic, couldn't hurt! best of luck. ...Read more
Weight loss simple: The simple equation for weight loss. Less calories taken in (food) and more calories going out (daily activity). Note: most people do not realize they take in close to 3500 calories per day, but only may need 2000. The excess calories equals added weight. Important to eat small meals every 3 hours to keep blood sugar level and avoid cravings. It can be easy -- look into take shape for life, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Milk vs buttermilk: Buttermilk has more calories and fat than milk, so you'll gain more weight faster with buttermilk. But, you don't need to drink either one to be healthy, though. Water is the healthiest thing for you to drink. You can get plenty of calcium and vitamin D from other, healthier, lower-fat sources, like plants or supplements. ...Read more
Hi I am breastfeeding and got a bit carried away and drank a bottle of wine and a g and t last night I’m really worried I’ve harmed LO feel terrible?
Something to avoid: Ethanol passes easily into the breast milk at a level similar to that in your blood. The more you drink,the more the baby gets. Alcohol in babies system crosses into their brain where breakdown products can interfere with development.It also reduces milk supply with continued use. Brief exposure usually has no significant effect, but you should decide whether you will breast feed or be a drinker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to comment: There are arguments back and forth about the safety of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding there are some basic facts. Alcohol will pass through the breast milk and it lingers in the milk after it is made.Alcohol converts to byproducts that are toxic to the developing brain.There is no level of alcohol exposure that is considered safe to a developing infant. ...Read more
Can I have a glass of wine while breastfeeding? Baby is 3 months do I need to pump and dump if so how long after should I pump?
Probably ok: Everything you eat or drink can travel into your breast milk, so the term"Everything in moderation". A glass of wine should not have any ill affects, but the urge to drink more could have an effect on your baby and cause symptoms such as sleepiness, irritablity, and low blood sugar. if you elect to try some wine ,then not on an empty stomach as it will be more rapidly absorbed with higher levels ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There's mixed answers about drinking wine while breastfeeding. Would a glass of red wine 14% be ok 2oz if I drink at night while baby is sleep?
Life is confusing: The effect of high dose exposure is well known and worrisome.Data on the low level exposure of infants to alcohol is difficult to come by because of problems with study design and population variables. We know th brain of a baby is changing rapidly in the first years.We also know alcohol breaks down to formaldehyde at the cellular level, which harms cells. I can never recommend avoidable exposure ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the past 6 weeks I have had a couple sips of a beer and some wine while not breastfeeding can I still start to breast feed again?
Enjoy! : Yes, in years past beer used to be recommended for stimulating breast milk. ...Read more
I had about 2 glasses of wine with dinner. I weigh 190. I am a breastfeeding mother and need to know how long until it is out of my system.
Depends: Breast milk is made continuously & alcohol travels freely into the milk,in its separate compartment, leaving some behind after your body metabolizes the rest (2hr.)Some studies suggest light alcohol consumption is well tolerated.But concerns remain.Alcohol at any level can be toxic to the developing brain with effects not evident for decades. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a diabetic diet ok for pregnant or breastfeeding women? I am alil over 8 months pregnant with my first child. I am not diabetic but my fiancee is type 1. I want to make sure that i can do everything i can in my power to keep him healthy by cooking good
It is likely ok: It is always recommended to eat healthy during pregnancy by taking in the appropriate and right amount of the different food groups. The underlying purpose of diabetic diets is to promote healthy eating. You should be fine to participate in a healthier lifestyle but if you continue to have concerns, review your pregnancy requirements with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No worries: Current recommendations including limiting ingestion of alcohol to occasional intake of around 2 oz of liquor or 8 oz of wine in a woman who weighs 132lbs (60kg). In addition, try to nurse around two or more hours after alcohol ingestion. In your case a few sips of wine is perfectly fine and will not effect the baby while breastfeeding. ...Read more
Wine/breastfeeding: Everything you take into your body goes into breast milk. If you do not want to expose your baby to wine, pump and dispose. ...Read more
Hard to say: You drop your blood alcohol content by half every 3-4 hours but the milk you make will retain some. There in so known safe exposure level for alcohol in infancy, when nerves are growing fast in their brain. Alcohol breakdown products are toxic to brain cells even in small amounts,so its hard to be sure when your milk would be free of it.There is controversy over the safety of drinking while BF. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many ounces of red wine 14% would be ok to have with dinner and still be able to breastfeed in a a couple hours?
How soon can I breastfeed after drinking 2 glasses of wine? I haven't pumped and dumped anything?? Should I?
4 hours: The general rule cited by reference books is 2 hours per drink. see Hale,Medications and Mothers Milk,15ed,2012. ...Read more
One opinion: It depends on how much wine. If you feel high or giddy it is likely too much for the baby. One small glass of wine might even be good for you and the baby. I think it depends, but everyone seems to agree it is less of a concern than during early pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to comment: There are arguments back and forth about the safety of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding there are some basic facts. Alcohol will pass through the breast milk and it lingers in the milk after it is made.Alcohol converts to byproducts that are toxic to the developing brain.There is no level of alcohol exposure that is considered safe to a developing infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No "deadline": There is no "deadline" for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and breastmilk have numerous benefits for you and your child. At least 6 months is desirable and if you can make it to one year, that is even better. That being said, many women may only be able to breastfeed for a few months while some will continue to breastfeed into toddlerhood. The choice is up to you and your baby. Wean on your timeline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On demand: Breastfeeding operates by demand, the more baby demands milk, the more milk the breasts produce. Make sure not to supplement any formula. Depending on where you're at post partum, advice may differ. Here's a great website with lots of good information: http://www.Lalecheleague.Org/faq/increase.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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